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by Merle Fyshwick
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You're making me uncomfortable... (Personal Space Reviews)
Replies: 51
Views: 1024

Re: You're making me uncomfortable... (Personal Space Reviews)

Magnetic Letters - Is it unnecessarily harsh if I point out that this is a pretty noticeable drop in quality from your past few entries?......... Did you take too much benadryl? The lyrics entertained me, but musically this is a pass. No, that's quite flattering (to the other songs)! I was at the e...
by Merle Fyshwick
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You're making me uncomfortable... (Personal Space Reviews)
Replies: 51
Views: 1024

Re: You're making me uncomfortable... (Personal Space Reviews)

Balance Lost: The use of panning in this song is good. Good 'slap. The arp at 1:30 is pretty rad. The crunchy/clean guitar dichotomy is effective. Reminds me of an '80s Aus band. Not INXS, maybe Pseudo Echo? The Knopfler-esque guitar at the end is unexpected and pleasing. The narrative didn't reall...
by Merle Fyshwick
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Right Town, Wrong Address
Replies: 10
Views: 273

Re: Right Town, Wrong Address

Right Town, Wrong Address The Magnetic Letters Pushing my cart as the sun goes down I got the wrong address but I'm in the right town It's a lonely life behind this vegetable cart I guess I messed up but it's a start, I guess it's a start A man walks out from the club next door He's got a saxophone ...
by Merle Fyshwick
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Personal Space
Replies: 13
Views: 327

Re: Personal Space

Personal Space The Magnetic Letters Welcome to my personal space You're breathing all your germs in my face It's like you're working for a virus And he's threatening to fire you If you don't recruit a hundred by next week I'm delirious now, so let me be If I get round to it next week, well maybe th...
by Merle Fyshwick
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Remember that one time? (I Used To Know You Better Reviews)
Replies: 55
Views: 1344

Re: Remember that one time? (I Used To Know You Better Reviews)

Absolutely Credible - Sounds epic. Excellent emo (that's what I'm calling it) vocals. Crunchy guitars. Distinctive organ riff - I like. That falsetto/acoustic breakdown is sweet. I guess it's a bit of a mini opera. My only criticism is that maybe the chorus at the end might be a bit too long, but g...
by Merle Fyshwick
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: I Used To Know You Better
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: I Used To Know You Better

I Used to Know You Better The Magnetic Letters I used to know you better than the Chinese man knows how to give the Chinese burn* That is to say, not very well, turns out the Chinese man ain't never heard of the Chinese burn And I used to be all over you like German measles down the German lady's pa...
by Merle Fyshwick
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Gristle in my teeth and a (Pocket Full Of Bones reviews)
Replies: 33
Views: 1106

Re: Gristle in my teeth and a (Pocket Full Of Bones reviews)

...I had been playing a crap rendition of Roy Orbison's Mystery Girl album for Aidy that week. Also, I Drove All Night as part of my week-long Roy binge. Ha, awesome. I'd never actually heard Mystery Girl before but that is a top tune! And for some reason (I blame my friend, Mikey) whenever I think...
by Merle Fyshwick
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Gristle in my teeth and a (Pocket Full Of Bones reviews)
Replies: 33
Views: 1106

Re: Gristle in my teeth and a (Pocket Full Of Bones reviews)

Hi everyone, and many thanks to admin for keeping SongFight going for blow-ins like me; dedication and reliability are qualities that I often wished I possessed. Alas. Thank you for the kind feedback which was more flattering than I expected. When I'm proselytising for SF (whenever the topic of song...
by Merle Fyshwick
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Long Story Short
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: Long Story Short

Long Story Short - The Magnetic Letters I finally completed level four of Herzog Zwei Now I think I'll have a go at level five I know I could be doing something else But I'll never fail if I never try And the long story short: I feel sorry for myself And that is why When I lie dying some time in the...
by Merle Fyshwick
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Gristle in my teeth and a (Pocket Full Of Bones reviews)
Replies: 33
Views: 1106

Re: Gristle in my teeth and a (Pocket Full Of Bones reviews)

Vom Vorton: Blood all down my trousers - cool, I guess clone killing is still murder? A bit like the Angels. Driving bass, cute synth. Really good, nice harms. Good pop song, keep 'em wanting more. Vote. Lily + Martin: Long-ish intro, interesting unison vocals, nice reverb electric guitar. Mellotro...
by Merle Fyshwick
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Pocket Full Of Bones
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: Pocket Full Of Bones

Pocket Full of Bones - The Magnetic Letters My mate Aidy seems to be awfully quiet this week And everybody here or within a hundred metres knows that's not like him Did he have a rough one last night? I'd ask him but it's not that easy Well a lot of good things and some rotten old things Have happen...
by Merle Fyshwick
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Until it Happens to You
Replies: 10
Views: 2676

Re: Until it Happens to You

The Magnetic Letters (melody by Stevie P.) Until it happens to you You can sit with your legs closed And never my two knees shall meet Until it happens to you And you have testicles too I'll kindly ask you to check your privilege You don't know what it's like carrying around these cojones I'm smugg...
by Merle Fyshwick
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: (Don't be a) Lazy Boy (or girl and do your) Reviews
Replies: 13
Views: 3533

Re: (Don't be a) Lazy Boy (or girl and do your) Reviews

James Owens - I smiled at the contrived (but cute) YouTubie and Tonic-and-Ginner rhymes, and the Bing reference. Great voice. And I like the abrupt ending. shrts – Great, tight, nice self-B.V.s Berkeley Social Scene – The double-tracked guitars sound great, as does the square wave synth sound. The ...
by Merle Fyshwick
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Lazy Boy
Replies: 6
Views: 1979

Re: Lazy Boy

Lazy Boy By The Magnetic Letters (melody by Stevie P.) Label says “All New Materials”, but he is ageless Through his furry ears and glassy eyes he bears witness And you have the nerve to call him Lazy Boy Y’all don’t know me I’m the Polyester G To the S to the D to the O double G, fool You sucka pu...
by Merle Fyshwick
Thu May 26, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Two bottles please (House Red reviews)
Replies: 11
Views: 2550

Re: Two bottles please (House Red reviews)

The Magnetic Letters - The farty bass and plinky drums at the beginning did not make me optimistic for this song’s prospects, but things picked up considerably. The lyrics are excellent, the music is good when it gets more involved, the backing vocals are tastefully sultry, and I don’t even care th...
by Merle Fyshwick
Thu May 26, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Two bottles please (House Red reviews)
Replies: 11
Views: 2550

Re: Two bottles please (House Red reviews)

The standard of this round is REALLY high. I could imagine most of these songs on the radio...all of them, really; different stations, though. The Go-Kups This one is better than anything the Stones have done in the last forty years. Keep in mind that I don't know what I'm talking about Stones-wise,...
by Merle Fyshwick
Thu May 26, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Looking 4 U
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: Looking 4 U

The Magnetic Letters (feat. J.C. Carcharias) I'm looking 4 U, baby, up there in the sky Now I know that there's rhythm in heaven And the angels are dancing, reflecting the light That you've given, ah ah Oh Torsten, baby, you had a dream To get your song to number one You made your dream come true Bu...
by Merle Fyshwick
Tue May 10, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: House Red
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: House Red

Is this a joke? Why've I always gotta sing about the past? Surely there's not much about Vienetta icecream and wine in a box that hasn't already been said. But now we've swapped it all for coconut juice and salted caramel In thirty years' time the embryos of 2016 will probably be singing, yeah they'...
by Merle Fyshwick
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Pedal to the metal (Corvette reviews)
Replies: 22
Views: 4517

Re: Pedal to the metal (Corvette reviews)

and then... an Electric Six reference. Nice. Actually, no — don't think there's any Electric Six reference. Which part? My mistake! I was referring to the "ease the seat back" lyric, which I now realise Electric Six (I'm the Bomb) borrowed from Van Halen. I really like that line in the Electric Six...
by Merle Fyshwick
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Pedal to the metal (Corvette reviews)
Replies: 22
Views: 4517

Re: Pedal to the metal (Corvette reviews)

BSS I like the desperate sentiment. Also the reference to the lottery. It's strange that we always hear about big American lotteries over here in the news. Custom Casio Like a CIA LSD experiment: it's controlled, but psychedelic. Reminds me a bit of a Ween jam. Not sure if it evokes Corvette that m...
by Merle Fyshwick
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Bottle Neck
Replies: 8
Views: 1097

Re: Bottle Neck

Bottle Neck - The Magnetic Letters Waiting at the airport next to Dennis Rodman Trying to sit down here comfortably I might have lied when I said I was Eric Clapton These bottleneck blues are deep inside of me Never thought I'd have them so deep inside of me Drinking at the Bull's Head with my pals ...
by Merle Fyshwick
Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Corvette Lyrics
Replies: 8
Views: 968

Re: Corvette Lyrics

Corvette - The Magnetic Letters Railway Parade is a long, long way from Flint And Maylands ain't nothing like Michigan Here we drive on the left, steer on the right Unless you're cool, then you control it from the opposite side Couldn't sleep tonight My mind was racing so I went for a drive Brown li...